While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this 13-inch system gets a handful of updates to remain a top choice for combining power and portability.
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The smaller Retina MacBook Pro gets a new CPU, faster flash memory and a new touchpad, but it's still only a minor update from the past few editions.
While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.
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Apple has given some of its powerful laptops faster processors, plus RAM boosts and price cuts for others, but there's no major overhaul.
Apple has updated its Pro laptop line -- all 15-inch models will come with 16GB RAM but with no price increase, and the old 13-inch has even got cheaper.